Alice in Chains Team With Funny or Die for Hilarious ‘AIC 23′ Mockumentary
To amp fans up for Alice in Chains‘ next album, ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’ (due May 28), a hilarious mockumentary called ‘AIC 23′ has been released by Funny or Die. The flick includes a great storyline, along with cameos from members of Metallica, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Guns N’ Roses + more!
Alice in Chains sure know how to tease a record. Back in December, the band gave us the brilliant track ‘Hollow‘ five whole months before the release of ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.’ The group finished their one-two-punch with yet another song, ‘Stone,’ two weeks ago, along with a slow and tricky reveal of the cover art for ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.’ This new Funny or Die clip acts as yet another powerful (and sidesplitting) trailer for Alice in Chains’ fifth full-length album.
In this 11-minute mockumentary, protagonist Alan Poole McLard attempts to snag an interview with Alice in Chains, while exposing the band’s new tracks to individuals from all walks of life. McLard meets a painfully stereotypical hipster, an evil black metal musician, a stoned Rastafarian guitarist and a country hick, all of whom either despise or begrudge the new Alice in Chains material. Each character is portrayed brilliantly, luring the viewer into a music-snob rage against the Alice in Chains naysayers, but be sure to look extra hard at the actors … you may be surprised.
Along with ‘Hollow’ and ‘Stone,’ snippets of the new Alice in Chains tracks ‘Voices’ and ‘Phantom Limb’ also make their way into the short film. We don’t want to spoil the results of Mr. McLard’s quest to meet Alice in Chains, but we will tell you that guitarist Jerry Cantrell does make an appearance. Other musical legends also appear in the flick, sharing their positive, negative and apathetic reactions to another Alice in Chains disc.
To watch Funny or Die’s ‘AIC 23′ clip, check out the video below!
Funny or Die Presents: ‘AIC 23′